Centralia Woman Pleads Guilty to Multiple Drug Distribution Charges

Centralia Woman Pleads Guilty to Multiple Drug Distribution Charges

EAST ST. LOUIS — A 58-year-old Centralia woman has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of a federal indictment charging her with distributing illegal drugs in Marion County over several years.

Anthonette “Big Mama” Strowder was arrested in June 2017 on a seven-count federal indictment.

Strowder pleaded guilty last week in federal court in East St. Louis to counts 2 through 7 of the seven-count indictment. She’s scheduled to be sentenced March 4, 2019, on those offenses.

Count 2 charges that on or about June 15, 2017, in Marion County, Strowder possessed with the intent to distribute 5-grams or more of meth, or 50 grams or more of a mixture containing meth.

Count 3 charges on June 13, 2017, Strowder distributed meth, and Count 4 she distributed on June 14, 2017, she again distributed meth.

Counts 5, 6 and 7 charged that on dates between November 18 and 21, 2014, Strowder distributed cocaine in Marion County.

Strowder was ordered to turn herself over last Friday to U. S. Marshal Service to await her sentencing.